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Just beet it !

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Apart from topping up your haemoglobin, beetroot can, quite literally, help you go the extra mile. According to a study done by researchers from the University of Exeter, Devon, South West England, nitrate present in beetroot provides muscle cells an energy boost, which in turn gives you the extra energy you need for your daily chores. During the study, participants were divided in two groups. While both drank beetroot juice, one group had no nitrates present in their juice. Turned out, those who drank the beetroot juice with the nitrates could run much faster. While nitrates may not suddenly turn you into Usain Bolt, the extra burst of energy could help seniors get through the day, sans fatigue.


  • High in NITRATES, which provide long-lasting energy for enhanced cardiovascular health and stamina
  • Loaded with IRON, which provides proper oxygen transport in the blood, reduces fatigue, and prevents anaemia
  • Contains an antioxidant called BETALIN, which protects our cells from damage and prevents cancer
  • High in FIBRE for a healthy digestive system; helps prevent constipation, diarrhoea, IBS and reduces risk of colon disease
  • Great source of plant-based PROTEIN, which is essential for the growth and development of all bodily tissues
  • High in POTASSIUM, which helps in the proper transmission of nerve impulses, keeps our memory sharp and regulates blood pressure
  • Rich in CALCIUM, a mineral necessary for developing and maintaining strong bones and preventing osteoporosis
  • High in VITAMIN C, essential in healing wounds, protecting against infection, and keeping our immune system strong

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Featured in Harmony — Celebrate Age Magazine
February 2017